Thursday, January 04, 2007

Bad start

Right there at 9-ish in the morning, Primpy Junior flashed the blue screen, then the black screen telling me of disk error, then Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart. Fine, restart I did. Then there was the sound of a cackling beetle caught in the whirring fan. My arms flew up in the air with exasperation. Great! Primpy Junior couldn't boot!! Can you believe it? My hardisk died on me. Yes, died. Perished. Departed. Deceased. Expired. D-I-E-D!! ON NEW YEAR'S DAY!! Always on New Year's day!! And what was worse? It's only been a year and a half and nothing can be salvaged. Nothing. Zilch. I lost everything - precious emails, precious chat histories, precious photos, precious writings, important documents, not-so-important mp3s and videos. No, New Year's day wasn't a happy one and it doesn't help at all when my temper isn't containing very well within its volcanic well.

I dreaded the tiring efforts of reinstallations of pirated softwares and cracking product keys - email accounts, anti-virus, anti-spyware, chat programmes and all the usual works one has to do to re-equip Primpy. All of that aren't very difficult tasks but it does irritate very much when they don't bloody function - my bluetooth transfer doesn't work (help me out on toggle?). My Jaring dial-up couldn't work (not that I want to maintain my account anymore but what are the pop and smtp server names, please?). My streamyx direct dial couldn't work. My Adobe programmes boot up everytime Primpy starts (how do I disable it?) and to add to my frustrations, I have to remember passwords and passkeys to many.

Primpy Junior is currently empty. All that I own is gone. G-O-N-E !! I'm ready to cry, I seriusly am. I simply do not have any use for hardisk space now. Sigh. The consolations though, were the prompt response from Dell and the availability of internet connection after the draggy year end torture. On a positive note, my eyes were slightly rested with the absence of screen glare and read all my unread Reader's Digest issues. But I am now RM500.00 poorer, am tired, drained, upset and beginning to feel the effects of being imsomniac.

Note: I sincerely apologise to those whom I've directly flared my temper/raised my voice at. I'm emotionally affected when it comes to either the internet, Primpy Junior or my phone lines.

No doubt it's a bad start. Things are not fine just yet but I'm keeping my fingers (and toes) crossed that something better will come along soon. I need to conserve strength and hold my chin up high to survive the next 12 months.

I know, I know. I should get a life. "It's a sign to spend less time in the blackhole," as how Limpa aptly termed it. "It's only the virtual world. Get real!" Doy harshly but firmly reminded. "Yeah, take the opportunity to rest and go out yumcha," chiki contributed.

Am I *that* pathetic? Hmm...maybe I am after all but hey, it's *still* a bad start, ok. But despite that, lookey! I would still smile for you...albeit a little lacking in life [Hint: Spot the new curls].

Goodnight. Good morning.

7 flowers for this post
I love the new curl.

*deep huh hug* I wish a new year will turn better and better for you after that painful start.

I start my new year with a bad cold and flu. Ended up slept for 12 hrs yesterday.
fish fish | Homepage | 04.01.07 - 6:12 am | #


so sorry to hear that! don't feel sad, you are not alone! believe it or not, i start my new year breaking my dad's favourite antique!! O_o no worries, it was just a bad day.. i am pretty sure that it will be good days for you over da next 12 months :D
MeiyeN | Homepage | 04.01.07 - 9:33 am | #


aww i feel your loss as well. it pretty much sucks but you'll build your life again. happy new year!
mrs jeff buckley | Homepage | 05.01.07 - 8:07 pm | #


Sorry to hear about the crash. Overseas consult available, as always, if you need it

Happy New Year, by the way. And a bit of news: I became an uncle on the 2nd of Jan to a cute little niece.

M | 05.01.07 - 8:55 pm | #


Hi fish fish, hope your flu's getting better. Weather's changing.

Wah meiyen, you broke your dad's antique ah? So what happened?

Hey Reta, loss is an understatement. I really don't know where to begin to refill the hardisk. Sigh.

Hey M, I did think of you but I thought I'd let Dell do it. You won't believe it that I re-installed the 2nd time and was pretty good at it. Must have been the basics you taught me. Still the geekgurl. Now I can install Windows XP for others already, including drivers. Woohoo!
Primrose | Homepage | 06.01.07 - 1:45 am | #


You make me proud
M | 09.01.07 - 9:28 am | #


hdds may come and go but make sure you back them up on dvds my dear... i'velearnt such a costly lesson myself... *pats*

the curls are nice. it suits u well... so cute!!~
seth.frostheart | Homepage | 13.01.07 - 10:29 am | #


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